Malignant glomus tumor. A case report of widespread metastases in a patient with multiple glomus body hamartomas.

@article{Brathwaite1996MalignantGT,
  title={Malignant glomus tumor. A case report of widespread metastases in a patient with multiple glomus body hamartomas.},
  author={Carole D Brathwaite and Robert John Poppiti},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={233-8}
}
Glomus tumors are characteristically benign solitary tumors. A few cases of malignant glomus tumors have been reported; however, they are usually only locally invasive, and metastases are exceedingly rare. We report a case of widespread metastases of a malignant glomus tumor involving the skin, lungs, jejunum, liver, spleen, and lymph nodes in a 63-year-old man with end-stage chronic renal failure. At autopsy, multiple glomus body hamartomas were also noted throughout the dermis proximal to the… CONTINUE READING

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